A vulnerability in the Apache HTTP Server could allow an unauthenticated, remote malicious user to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on a targeted system. The vulnerability is due to the improper handling of URL requests that contain multiple consecutive forward slashes in the URL path component by the affected software. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending requests that submit malicious input to the affected software. A successful exploit could allow the malicious user to cause the affected software to terminate abnormally, resulting in a DoS condition. Apache has confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.